MAR
27
2013

Educational iPad Apps: PreK – First Grade

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Hi everyone! Today I have some more fun educational iPad Apps for you. I wanted to focus more on apps for Preschool – First Grade. So today I’m sharing some of the top picks from the Teeny Tot and Tinker Bell. We’re currently playing with a new math app that is for Kindergarten – First Grade called SlateMath. This program is a fun way to develop mathematical skills and is a great fit for the Teeny Tot.   Tozzle: This is a fun puzzle app by nodeflexion.com. They have a lite and full version featuring over 39 puzzles. It’s a Teeny Tot approved and top listed app, and has been one of her favorite go-to apps since we got it.   Shape Builder by Darren Murtha Design. This is another one of the Teeny Tot’s favorites, it features several puzzles with easy to move shapes that snap into place. The full version features 146 puzzles for just $0.99.   LetterSchool by Boreaal – This one has a free and paid ($2.99) version.  This app gives her a letter … [Read more...]

MAR
20
2013

Educational iPad Apps: Reading

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It’s been awhile since I’ve put up an educational iPad apps post, so today I wanted to share some more of our favorites! Specifically in department of reading. I’ve found that my kids love to read on the iPad, and I’ve even found some fun interactive books for the Teeny Tot and Tinker Bell. So here are our top iPad reading apps as of now, hope your family enjoys them as well! The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores   Dr. Seuss Collection #1: The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 contains five Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Fox In Socks all in one omBook!   Dr. Seuss Collection #2: The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 contains five Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss's ABC, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, There's a Wocket in My Pocket! and Hop on Pop all in one omBook!   Dr. Seuss Cat in … [Read more...]

OCT
15
2012

iPad Apps for Preschoolers

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Every now and then I put up a post of all of our favorite educational iPad Apps, and today I wanted to share some of our latest iPad apps for preschoolers! I use the iPad as a supplement to our daily learning, and also as a fun tool to make learning a little more exciting! LetterSchool by Boreaal – This one has a free and paid ($2.99) version.  This app gives her a letter and she traces it with her finger. Each finger trace starts a new fun action on the letter itself. Sometimes it’s stars, sometimes lights, this one was a metal chain thingy…whatever, it’s fun and it’s great practice for learning letter shapes! Here is a screen shot from the iTunes store that shows the options a little better:     Hot Dot’s Jr.  by Educational Insights – Lite and paid ($0.99) versions avail.   Handwriting without Tears Wet-Dry-Try App by Handwriting Without Tears (Our only complaint on this one is that if you get off the letter track at all, it starts over and … [Read more...]

MAR
19
2012

Educational iPad Apps for Young Learners

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I’ve had some great responses to my iPad Apps for kids, so I wanted to put up a post with some of our newest favorites! The ABC’s of God by readtheWord. This is such a fun game, and one of my favorites! Even the older kids like this one, it covers all 26 letters of the alphabet through 290+ activities!   Quizzing Toddler Preschool by Toddler Teasers. This is the Teeny Tot’s latest favorite. It is $1.99 and has several different sections to pick from. She can choose shapes, colors, letters, or numbers. It quizzes her on the items, then once she finishes each level, she gets to choose  sticker to add to her virtual sticker book! Very cute!   Memory+: by cafesummer: This is a great memory game. It has great graphics, and challenging memory levels. It plays just like a regular memory card game, you tap the card to flip it over, looking for matches. Another top pick by the Teeny Tot.   Six Towers by AlphaWeb Plus LLP: This is a fun tower building game … [Read more...]

JAN
18
2012

iPhone Apps for Moms

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I’ve shared some of our favorite educational iPhone and iPad apps here: Educational iPad Apps, and here: Educational iPad Apps 2. So today, I wanted to share some of the apps that I love as a mom! They’re not necessarily educational, but things that help me stay on focus, keep track of things, and remember what the heck I’m supposed to be doing from day to day!   YouVersion Bible: There are several bible apps out there, but I like this one. It has several different reading plans and devotions to pick from, along with many different versions.   Errands To-Do List: This is a great app for adding in errands that you need to do. I usually run errands all on the same day so as the week goes by, I’ll add in things I need to do so that on my errand day, I can hit everything!   ShoppingList: I absolutely LOVE this app! I always have my phone handy, so it’s easy to add in grocery items as I remember them. You can also separate your list by store … [Read more...]

JAN
02
2012

iPad Eductional Apps for Preschoolers

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So we’re totally loving our iPad 2 over here. We use it daily in our homeschool for one reason or another. Quite often it is to keep the Teeny Tot (3 years old) occupied, but we’ve also used it for the older kiddos as well.  I shared some of our favorite apps back in my first post on Educational iPad Apps,  and wanted to share some of our new favorites as of late.   Educational Apps for Preschoolers Tozzle   Shape Builder   First Words   Word Wagon:   Connect The Dots   Jumpstart My ABC Book   Starfall ABC’s   Crayola Studio   BB Magic Lite   Educational Apps for Older Kids: Montessori Words: This is great for spelling practice, it also allows for free word creation which makes it fun to use with our All About Spelling as well.   Real Chalk HD: We use this for our All About Spelling practice.  The app simulates a real … [Read more...]

OCT
10
2011

iPad Educational Apps

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It’s here! It’s finally here! Today we received an iPad2 and everyone is excited! So just to show how necessary this purchase was, I wanted to share some great educational iPad Apps with you today! Although I think it’s a fun thing to have around in general, the truth is I am really excited to use it as a tool in our homeschool!   There are so many iPad and iPhone apps out there, it’s hard to tell which one’s are worth the money! I’m excited to share a new site with you today as well called Apps For Homeschooling. The site allows you to search by grade/age, subject, cost, and device. It also gives you a thorough review of the app along with costs and devices it is available on. I also wrote a post with my favorite iPhone apps awhile back that you also check out. Math Blaster – HyperBlast  by Knowledge Adventure Since then, here are some of our favorites! We, and by we, I mean both the kids and me, love the Knowledge Adventure Math Blaster –HyperBlast . It’s a fun … [Read more...]